Selectboard Special Meeting Minutes – January 22, 2018

NEWFANE SELECTBOARD

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES

January 22, 2018

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Marion Dowling, Shelly Huber, Christopher Williams, Mike Fitzpatrick, Gary Delius (via telephone)

OTHERS PRESENT:   Shannon Meckle, Melissa Brown, Jay Wilson

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Marion Dowling, Chair.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to enter into Executive Session to discuss pending or probable civil litigation to which the public body is or may be a party, pursuant to 1 VSA §313(a)(1). The motion carried unanimously.

The Board entered into Executive Session at 6:02 p.m.

A motion was made by Christopher Williams and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to come out of Executive Session at 6:16 p.m.  The motion carried unanimously and the Board entered into Regular Session.

A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Christopher Williams to continue to monitor the situation until the South Newfane-Williamsville Fire Department officially dissolves. The motion carried unanimously. 

CAPITAL BUDGET

The Board went over the proposed figures for FY 2019.  Discussion ensued regarding putting money into the fund for the purpose of replacing equipment before it’s due to be replaced. The figures were calculated using approximate replacement cost divided by the number of years left before replacement is necessary.

Discussion also ensued regarding the replacement schedule of equipment.

A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to approve the Capital Needs for FY 2019 in the amount of $640,499.  The motion carried unanimously. 

The Board reviewed the proposed Capital Revenue with Shannon. A deeper discussion of the budget and the Town Meeting Warning will be scheduled for the February 21 meeting.

TOWN MEETING WARNING

The Board reviewed the Draft Warning. Discussion ensued regarding each Article.  It was noted there were two articles titled “Article 12.” Also corrected was “Vice Chair” from “Vic Chair.”

A motion was made by Christopher Williams and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to approve the Warning for the 2018 Town Meeting.  The motion carried unanimously. 

PAY ORDERS

The Board reviewed the pay orders. A motion was made by Christopher Williams and seconded by Shelly Huber to approve the pay orders as follows:

  • Accounts Payable Warrant No. 18015 in the amount of $28,160.00

The motion carried with Shelly Huber, Marion Dowling, Gary Delius, Christopher Williams in favor, and Mike Fitzpatrick abstaining. 

ADJOURN

A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Christopher Williams to adjourn at 6:55  p.m.

The motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully Submitted,

Shannon Meckle